Archive for February, 2007

If you cloned Henry IV…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
If you cloned Henry IV, would he be Henry V, or Henry IV Part II?

What do a meteorologist in a snowstorm…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
What do a meteorologist in a snowstormand a woman’s sex life have in common?They’re both concerned with how manyinches and how long it will last.

An academic problem

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
An academic problemIn a high school gym class, all the girls are lined up against one wall, and all the boys against the opposite wall. Every ten seconds, they walk toward each other exactly half the remaining distance between them. A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are asked, “When will the girls and boys meet?” Mathematician: “Never.” Physicist: “In an infinite amount of time.” Engineer: “Well… in about two minutes, they’ll be close enough for all practical purposes.”

If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s noone there to hear it, does it make a sound?Not if it lands on a bunch of pillows.

If for every rule there is an exception…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
If for every rule there is an exception, then we have established that there is an exception to every rule.If we accept “For every rule there is an exception” as a rule, then we must concede that there may not be an exception after all, since the rule states that there is always the possibility of exception, and if we follow it to its logical end we must agree that there can be an exception tothe rule that for every rule there is an exception.